Hot-in-Baltimore Contest update
This week's hot weather has pushed us to a total of 19 days so far this year with highs of 90 degrees or more. For Hot-in-Baltimore Contest participants that means our low-baller, "BD," is now in the lead with his lowest-of-all guess of 15 days for the year.
Remember, the winner will be the one who comes closest without going over the actual total. In this case, the second-lowest guess was 21 days, from "Rick." Two more days of 90-plus weather and Rick will take the lead.
There are 24 entries in all. The highest guess was Jason C.'s, with 56 days. The average for Baltimore is 29.4 days. The record is 59 days, set last year.
We're moving into what is statistically the hottest week of the year, from July 16 to 25, so there's still plenty of time to rack up more 90-degree readings. Was there ever a better reason to cheer for another hot, stifling summer in Baltimore?
(SUN PHOTO: Gene Sweeney Jr. July 2011)